- How We Do It
We pride ourselves on creating quality, robust, and maintainable software. Learn about our software quality processes, techniques and tools we use throughout the software life-cycle.
We believe that software quality is critical to the success of your product. And, quality software does not come by accident; it is engineered and requires a disciplined approach.
But we find that quality is one of the first things sacrificed under the pressures of project deadlines. The question we always ask is, if you don’t have the time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over? That’s why we have quality checks embedded throughout our product development processes to ensure that we deliver the highest quality software to our clients.
In today’s industry, it’s no longer enough that your software solves a compelling business problem, it also needs to engage your user with an experience they will love. That’s why we practice user-centered design. By doing so, we greatly increase the probability that your software will help users do their jobs better, and in doing so, enable the desired business outcomes.
User-centered design is an approach in which the needs, wants, and constraints of the users are given extensive attention in the design process. We follow a dual-track Agile process where the team first focuses on the product’s usability and then delves into engineering details. Here are the steps we take to ensure that your software is highly usable:
This continued focus on customers and users ensures that you’re building the right product. Learn more about our Product Management Methodology.
Functional testing is a way to ensure that the product behaves the way a user expects it to. Once the various code modules are integrated, the product is tested by providing inputs and validating outputs based on feature specifications.
Ensuring high-quality code is critical to the success of software products. In our experience, we find that relying on peer-to-peer code reviews alone is neither sustainable nor scalable for most organizations. That’s why we augment peer-to-peer code reviews with automated tools and techniques.
Most developers have not been trained to write secure code. As a result, they unknowingly cause security vulnerabilities in web applications, which can be exploited by hackers. Here are some of the ways we protect your software:
Non-functional requirements testing refers to product testing from an operational perspective rather than testing specific functionalities. We take these steps to ensure that your product is operationally ready:
Technical documentation is one of the development team's least liked activities and is seldom done well. However, rich technical documents can be important for many purposes such as compliance, ramp-up of new team members, and in an increasingly API-driven world, ensuring that other developers can access your APIs easily.
At ProductStack the following documents are created as part of our software quality assurance approach:
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